Sunday 8 February 1981
It was Sunday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Tommy Michaels in Staten Island and Myriam Montemayor Cruz.
In that special week of February people in US were listening to Celebration by Kool & The Gang.
In UK Shaddup You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre was in the top 5 hits.
Scanners, directed by David Cronenberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1981
while The Covenant by James A. Michener was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Mystery!: Malice Aforethought.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Route-16 or Mario.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 8 February 1981 ?
- Nirvana Day - an annual Buddhist festival.
- Saint Jerome Emiliani.
- Saint Juventius
- Saint Mengold of Huy
- Saint Jacoba (d.1239)
- Slovenia - Pre?eren Day, the Slovenian cultural holiday.
- Boy Scouts of America - Scout Sunday; The Sunday preceding February 8 is designated as Scout Sunday and the following Saturday is designated as Scout Sabbath.
- Tommy Michaels in Staten Island: New York; actor (Timmy Hutton - All My Children).
- Myriam Montemayor Cruz: Mexican singer.
- Sophie Choudry: English actress and singer.
- Steve Gohouri: Ivorian footballer (d. 2015).
- Myriam Cruz: Mexican singer.
- Brigadoon closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 133 performances
- Sally Little wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.
- US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton.
- Twenty-one association football spectators are trampled to death at Karaiskakis Stadium in Neo Faliro, Greece, after a football match between Olympiacos F.C. and AEK Athens FC.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1981 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Kool & The Gang - Celebration
- Blondie - The Tide Is High
- Eddie Rabbitt - I Love A Rainy Night
- Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
- Rod Stewart - Passion
- John Lennon - (Just Like) Starting Over
- Air Supply - Every Woman In The World
- John Lennon - Woman
- Diana Ross - It's My Turn
- Delbert McClinton - Giving It Up For Your Love
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